PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course

Why should I take the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course?

The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about exploring, excitement and new experiences.  And no, you don’t have to be advanced to take it! It’s designed to advance your diving skills, so you can begin immediately after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification, if you wish! this course is rewarding as well as a lot of fun!  This course helps build your confidence and experience level, while expanding your scuba skills through different Adventure Dives. You can try out specialties in different areas, while gaining experience under the supervision of your qualified PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving. Already an Adventure Diver? You will only need to complete two more Adventure Dives to earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification.

The Best Part

The best part about becoming a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver is that it advances your diving skills, demonstrating to others that you have a significant level of skill and experience. Not only that, it opens up more diving opportunities and piques your interest in new diving adventures.

What will you learn?

Your qualified PADI Instructor will help you plan your learning path by choosing from an extensive list of Adventure Dives. There are two mandatory dives – Deep and Underwater Navigation – and you choose the other three, whether it be Wreck Diving, Underwater Photography, Fish Identification or whatever subject interests you, for a total of five dives altogether.

What will you do?

The Deep Adventure Dive will certify you to a depth rating of 30 metres and you will learn how to plan dives to deal with the physiological effects and challenges of deeper scuba diving. The Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive will develop your compass navigation skills and helps you better navigate around the underwater environment using time, kick-cycles, and visual landmarks. Your PADI Instructor may recommend which other three adventure dives may be suitable for you if you are not sure about which direction you should  take – or you can choose.


  • Minimum age 12 years old
  • PADI Junior Open Water Diver may be able to partake in certain adventure dives

What will you get?

Apart from a great sense of accomplishment you will also receive:

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification
  • Each Adventure dive of your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course will count towards the first dive of that particular specialty, whether it be Deep, Underwater Navigation or Digital UnderwaterPhotography
  • You may be able to get college credit for the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course

Your Next Adventure

A favourite companion course to the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is the PADI Enriched Air Nitrox course. Using enriched air extends your no-decompression time, so with your deeper depth rating that your advanced certification gives you, you can stay down deeper, for longer. This means more time on that Shipwreck, or more time photographing hard-to-shoot creatures. Why not expand your adventure and extend your limits with the PADI Enriched Air Nitrox course?